The Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is resting comfortably at the Cleveland Clinic after undergoing a heart procedure on Thursday, July 6. He should be discharged from the hospital within the next couple of days. The 58-year-old will have to miss the next three games that the Indians play against the Detroit Tigers, as well as the All-Star Game which takes place on July 11 in Miami, FL.

Cardiac ablation procedure

According to a statement released by the Cleveland Indians, Francona underwent a cardiac ablation procedure.

The procedure is a fairly common one and helps those who have an irregular heartbeat. During the procedure, catheters are placed in some areas of the heart to help regulate the heartbeat.

Francona had missed a couple of Tribe games over the past month because he wasn't feeling well. His major symptom was a continuous feeling of being lightheaded. After a few weeks of monitoring Francona's heart rhythm, doctors determined that the cardiac ablation procedure was necessary. Francona is scheduled to be back to work on Friday, July 14.

While he is out, Indians bench coach Brad Mills will serve as the acting manager and will also manage the All-Star Game next week.

All-Star Game 2017

The Cleveland Indians have five players that made the roster for the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami. Pitcher Corey Kluber, outfielder Michael Brantley, relief pitcher Andrew Miller, shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez. This is the first time in 13 years that this many players from the Cleveland Indians made the All-Star team.

Other teams that have five players representing them at the All-Star Game are the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and the Washington Nationals.

It was announced today that pitcher Corey Kluber will not be participating in the game on Tuesday. He will make the trip to Miami, but won't be pitching. Instead, 31-year-old Kluber will pitch in the Cleveland Indians Sunday night game against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.

Speaking of Progressive Field, that is where the 2019 All-Star Game will be hosted. Cleveland has hosted the huge baseball event five times in the past, with the last time being back in 1997, when the ballpark was still known as Jacobs Field. Next years' All-Star Game will take place at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

The 2017 All-Star Game will air live from Marlins Park in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

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